Guides from the U.S. Department of State that include the location of the U.S. embassy or consulate, unusual immigration practices, health conditions, minor political disturbances, unusual currency and entry regulations, crime and security information and drug penalites.
A free resource published by the United States Central Intelligence Agency, the World Factbook "provides information on the history, people, government, economy, geography, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues for 267 world entities." Includes maps.
Created by the International Business Center at Michigan State University, the site offers a wide-range of international business resources, including Country Insights, with statistics, historical, economic and political conditions for 199 countries.
Offers a description and analysis of the country or region's historical setting, geography, society, economy, polticial system, foreign policy and national security. Please note that these were published between 1986 to 1998, so they only offer the historical perspective; they do not offer current data.